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Old 03-24-2006, 12:38 PM
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Bow River Bugger Fly!

Has anyone seen or fished this fly. If so, have you had any success with it? It looks like a great fly for Bass, Trout and many others.

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Tail: Black Marabou with blue krystal flash along the sides of the tail.
Body: Olive Chenille
Rib: Copper Wire
Palmered Hackle: Black Saddle
Head: Muddle style head of deer, elk, or bighorn sheep
Collar: Hair tips left untrimmed
Weight: 20 to 25 wraps of lead or lead substitute.
I have never met a fish I didn't like.......
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Old 03-24-2006, 01:12 PM
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I've had luck with all-black ones (no flash) for steelhead and trout...
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Old 03-24-2006, 01:38 PM
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That's a great smallmouth fly. Pete sent me a few a couple seasons ago and they were killer for CT River fish.

Heck, I wanna bite that thing.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:20 PM
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It is a proven pattern wherever trout eat minnows! All species of trout!
I posted about this fly back in 2000 (archive of trout flies) so do a search and you can see my version. I tie it with a smaller head and a wing as the original pattern calls for.
Pete AKA Frenchcreek from Calgary
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